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Burlington 100th day of school celebration

As the 100th day of school approached, the Burlington elementary students celebrated with many activities. The kindergarten made 100th day crowns, trail mix and painted gumball machines with 100...

 

Accelerated Reader Swim Party

Each semester, the Burlington Elementary students are rewarded for their progress in the Accelerated Reader (AR) program. Last semester students were encouraged to reach the goal of 50 AR points in...

 

Beamish Ben

John Benjamin Ryerson (Ben) was born on May 10, 1999, in Oklahoma City. He is the 17-year-old son of John and Amy Ryerson. Ben has two younger sisters, Katherine and Madeline. In his free time, Ben...

 

Flavorful fourth grade

Burlington's fourth grade class is taught by Danielle Jewel. She describes her class as extraordinary. She has 11 students who enjoy spelling and P.E., as well as reading, social studies and music....

 

Burlington Honor Rolls for first semester

Students earning all As and Superintendent's Honor Roll for the first semester in Burlington Junior High were: Jackson Feely, Karlie Heatherman, Nancy Klippenstein, McKenzie Olson, Alyssa Russell and...

 

Cheerful cheerleaders

Two very energetic and beautiful girls served as junior high basketball cheerleaders. They both enjoyed a very good season of pumping the crowd up and cheering on the junior high basketball team....

 

Musical Marshall

Marshall Andrew Burnet was born on June 5, 1999, to Andy and Edi Burnet in Enid. Marshall has two younger sisters, Emily and Lauren, and a younger brother, Ian. He is involved in many activities such...

 
 By Kelsi Smith    Local    February 10, 2017

Spirited seventh graders

The seventh graders have had an exciting year and are looking forward to an even more thrilling time in eighth grade. There are six girls and six boys in this class. This class is a lively bunch of...

 

Burlington School Spelling Bee

The Burlington School Spelling Bee was on Jan. 18. Students in grades first through eighth competed. Kiley Feely recited words to the students from a pre-selected list. Students were asked to repeat...

 

Yearbook staff hard at work

The yearbook staff for 2016-2017 has been very busy this year covering Burlington school activities for elementary through high school. They attended a workshop at the Stafford Air and Space Museum...

 

Area religious services and events

Alva Church of God Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m. and worship at 10:30 a.m. Alva Church of God is located at 517 Ninth St. in Alva, and can be found on the web at www.AlvaChurchOfGod.org. Alva Friends Church Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m.;...

 

Get hunting

Several years ago, my son and I found ourselves crisscrossing our yard, toppling trash containers, cement blocks and sundry objects scattered throughout our yard. I gingerly approached these objects, and cautiously upset them, while my son, with shov...

 

Spiritually Speaking

Since last Friday’s article concerning the New Testament Gospel accounts, the students attending the “Jesus and the New Testament” class have taken their first major exam. On that test, they were challenged to list at least six of the eight...

 

Goal for arena groundbreaking is June

As plans for a multi-purpose arena move forward, the Alva Arena Authority is setting their sights on groundbreaking by early summer. Board members present for the Tuesday, Feb. 7, meeting were Gregg Glass, Mike Hood, Daren Slater, Dr. Charles...

 

Avard Regional Rail Authority meets

The Avard Rail Authority spent an hour in executive session discussing ideas on how to further the rail park and devise methods to attract other companies to locate or expand in Woods county. A motion made after the executive session was to create a...

 

Races for two Alva council seats

City candidates generated a flurry of activity at the Woods County Election Board on the final day of filing Wednesday, Feb. 8. Several races have developed and at least one filing has been contested. Alva Two races have developed for city council in...

 

South African artist serving as university's current artist-in-residence

Mandy Messina, a South African artist now living and working in Oklahoma City, is serving as the Northwestern Oklahoma State University visual arts program artist-in-residence. She began her...

 

Spring enrollment report shows slight increase

Headcount enrollment for the 2017 spring semester at Northwestern Oklahoma State University rose by five students when compared with 2016 numbers. Northwestern enrolled 1,945 students for spring classes compared with 1,940 students a year ago. At...

 

BETTY CAROL MOORE COFFEY

Funeral services for Betty Carol Moore Coffey will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday, February, 11, 2017, at the Waynoka First Methodist Church, with Stephen Davis officiating. Interment will be in the...

 

GERALD 'GARRY' DEAN NELSON

Memorial services for Gerald Nelson will be held Friday, February 10, 2017, at 1 p.m. at Texhoma First United Methodist Church in Texhoma, Oklahoma, with Reverend Mike Enright officiating. Family...

 

JIMMY RAY HOLDER

Memorial services for Jimmy Ray Holder will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 11, 2017, at the First United Methodist Church with Reverend Doctor Carol Cook-Moore officiating. Interment will be prior...

 

Rising sea level

Climate change – whether due to human intervention or not – seems to be inevitable. With it comes an increase in sea level and if you look at a topographic map (that’s one that shows elevation...

 

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